Ep. 16 - Why You Should Make Your Own Movies with Liz Manashil
ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast
What if we told you the key to making your movie was in your hands? It all starts with thinking outside of the box. In this episode, Hudson interviews writer, director, and distribution consultant Liz Manashil about the ins and outs of the indie film industry, where all directors struggle, and the pros and cons of self-distribution. Liz is the writer and director of the feature films Bread and Butter and Speed of Life, former manager of Sundance's Creative Distribution Initiative and co-founder of the brand new indie film program, Constellation Incubator. She is also the co-host of hit podcast Making Movies Is Hard!!! Today we'll learn: - the secret to a successful shoot - the "wholesale" method of filmmaking - how to tailor production to your needs The deadline to submit your work to the Constellation Incubator is April 15th. For more info, go to www.filmfreeway.com/ConstellationIncubator. Ready to take your screenwriting career to the next level? Check out ScriptBlast Members, our online productivity and accountability community to help you finish more scripts faster, upgrade your network, and turn your hobby into a career. Join today at Members.ScriptBlast.com to get your first week free!
Liz Manashil discusses microbudgets & her recent film "Speed of Life"
The Art of Film Funding
Liz Manashil is a filmmaker who graduated from USC film school and makes movies with feminist content and a whimsical twist. She is the co-host of the hit podcast, Making Movies is Hard!!! She is also a film consultant who offers guidance on things like distribution, audience building, and microbudgets. In our conversation we’ll focus on microbudgets and use her last film, “Speed of Life” (currently airing on Showtime) as a case study.
Matty K talks with independent filmmaker Liz Manashil about the ins and outs of creating a movie. From script to screen, Liz describes the process of writing, directing, casting and raising money for a film. She also gives us valuable insights into her philosophy of what makes a story compelling. Enjoy! For more content, articles, videos and merch visit us at http://theworkingexperience.com
Head Above Water - A Filmmaking & Mental Health Podcast
Greetings friends!On this week's episode, we talk with Liz Manashil, writer & director of Bread and Butter and Speed of Life.Liz has worked with some the industry's finest acting talents, including Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale), Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Allison Tolman (Emergence). She is active in the independent film community, specifically microbudget films, and is as knowledgeable and talented a filmmaker as I've spoken to in this series.And yet, in this new day and age, as we find ourselves often struggling to cope, Liz's expertise in the industry gives her a unique perspective on our mental health, specifically as it pertains to maintaining a sustainable career and navigating the film festival scene. So ultra-low budget filmmakers, this is the show for you!But wait, there's more! We also speak with Liz's partner Sean Wright, with "his side" when it comes to working closely with your significant other and how to best play to each other's strength and keep the a positive working atmosphere! Be sure to check out Liz's official site at lizmanashil.com!Join us next week as we'll be back with another seasoned veteran of the indie film scene, Alex Ferrari from Indie Film Hustle!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HeadAboveWater)
How to make movies at the Speed of Life with filmmaker Liz Manashil
The Complete Creative
This week on the show I have my new friend Liz Manashil. I was introduced to Liz by previous guest Kris Wile, and I loved our conversation. Here's her bio. Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post-graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. In 2016, Liz became the sole manager of Sundance's groundbreaking Creative Distribution Initiative until the program's close in 2019. As a filmmaker, her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER (starring Christine Weatherup, Bobby Moynihan, MIcah Hauptman, Eric Lange, and Lauren Lapkus), was called “an absolute must-watch for women everywhere” by HelloGiggles. It was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere. Her second feature, SPEED OF LIFE (starring Ann Dowd, Allison Tolman, Jeff Perry, and Ray Santiago), was called “Delightful in just about every way,” by noted film critic Tim Cogshell. Liz has started production on her third feature, LADY PARTS. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer, her partner, Sean Wright, and her son, Colin. She is a Women in Film mentee and currently works as the Senior Manager, Impact Distribution at Picture Motion. I was so excited for this interview because I watched Speed of Life before our interview and frigging LOVED it. Since my background is in film and TV, it was amazing to be able to talk with a filmmaker about her process. Listen to this episode if you want to learn: -How to make an amazing indie film for less than $100,000. -How to write a movie script -How to use crowdfunding to seed your budget and then go out to find investors -How to cast top tier talent for a low budget movie ...and much more. If you want to find more about Liz's work, http://www.lizmanashil.com. This is also the last full week of my Kickstarter, and if you want to support check out, you can do so at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/russellnohelty/ichabod-jones-volume-1-2-a-lovecraftian-dark-fantasy-comic If you love this show, please rate, review, and subscribe on your favorite podcast app. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
FT 056: How Much Revenue Can a $100K Indie Film REALLY Generate with Liz Manashil
Filmtrepreneur™ - The Entrepreneurial Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
Have you ever wondered how much revenue a real indie film can make in the marketplace? Wouldn't you like to see the real and raw numbers for a nontheatrical film with no major film festival premieres? Today's guest has been brave enough to do just that. Filmmaker Liz Manashil decided to open up the accounting books on her debut feature film Bread and Butter, starring SNL's Bobby Moynihan and Lauren Lapkus. Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post-graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick.
2/3/20 @9:15am pst - Director Liz Manashil joins host Janeane live on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about her film Speed of Life
KUCI: Get the Funk Out
SPEED OF LIFESTARRING ANN DOWD & JEFF PERRYAVAILABLE ON DIGITAL ON JANUARY 10David Bowie's death rocks the lives of June & Edward. The superstar’s passing rips a literal hole in the universe, sucking Edward in. Fast forward 24 years, an older June is shocked to find her once-beloved shot back out of this inter-dimensional portal, unchanged from his entry in 2016. The ensemble struggles to understand the extreme ch-ch-changes that have befallen them in this dramedy.SPEED OF LIFE stars Ann Dowd, Ray Santiago, Vella Lovell, Sean Wright, with Allison Tolman and Jeff Perry. The film has a running time of 76 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA. The film was written and directed by Liz Manashil.Giant Pictures will release SPEED OF LIFE digitally on January 10 (Apple TV, Prime Video, Breaker, Vudu, Google Play, and local Cable, among others).To view the trailer and for additional materials, go to: https://www.speedoflifefilm.com/